Where Kids love to Celebrate their Birthday – Party Planning for Parents in Lansing

I’ve been party planning and event planning for years and it’s SO MUCH FUN for me. Your local party organizing nerd – that’s me! Birthdays, fundraisers, you name it – I love it. But, this year my son’s birthday party plans ended up a complete disaster – so I thought.

It was the end of June and the sun had been shining non-stop for about 30 days straight. We planned to party till the sun went down at Hawk Island. The plan was to swim the day away then rinse off at the splash pad and finish up with a Minions Piñata. EPIC right?! Wrong. It thunder stormed ALL.DAY.LONG.

So, we improvised and headed to Zap Zone in Waverly. It ended up being a birthday party for the books and not just for the kids.

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Zap Zone, Impression 5, Nature Centers, and other Fun Birthday Party Planning Options

Our change of party planning this year for my son landed us at Zap Zone. We purposed to jump for their half hour time limit and try out the new Ninja Warrior wall. My brother had a few passes to the laser tag course, and the kids talked us into doing a few arcade games. When we left it was 10pm! My husband joked that it was like Vegas – no clocks, no daylight, and arcade games instead of slots that keep spitting out tokens instead of coins. We adults shamelessly enjoyed ourselves just as much as the kids.

I tell you this story because my new party planning goals for my kids birthday parties are now going to be aimed at picking places where we ALL can have a blast – young and old. Because, what young kids love even more than having a fun party, is having a fun party with us. Bonus – it keeps us young. #bondinggoals

Here’s my list of party places around Lansing for all ages. Let’s get to partying shall we!?

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Art and Adventure Party Planning Places in Lansing Michigan and Beyond

Prices and times often change – call for $ details. 

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Reach Art Studio

Get creative with this fun, artistic, and unique way to celebrate.

Al!ve Charlotte

Two hours of your choice of activities like rock climbing, tree house, basketball, and more!

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Impression 5

Play in the museum, make slime, and celebrate in your own private room.

Hawk Island

Party all year long at their Snow park or Water Park.

Preuss Pets Be a Tourist in Your Own Town

Preuss Pets

Have a unique and amazing party with their basic and themed options.

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Woldumar Nature Center

A theme based program included with one of their naturalists.

Fenner Nature Center Eagle Kids Play Lansing

Fenner Nature Center

A fun and educational party in one.

Harris Nature Center

2 hour themed parties with a guided nature walk.

Sledding Tubing Birchfield Park

Birchfield Park

What’s the best thing to do during winter birthday parties? Go sledding! Birchfield has such a great set up and it’s just $2 for a tube! If you’re looking for a fun winter party this is a go-to option!

Sundance Riding Stables

Who can resist a pony party!?

Michigan Historic Museum

Who knew history could be so fun! Party downtown in this beautiful and fun History center.

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MSU Museum

Their staff takes great care to give kids a fun and interactive experience.

Playing Party Planning Places in Lansing Michigan and Beyond

Prices and times often change – call for $ details. 

Lansing Lugnuts

Celebrate your birthday with Big Lug!

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Edru Skate

My nephew had his birthday party here this year and it was SO FUN. It was a blast from the past for me. We had lots of laughs and fun, and a little bit of wobbling. #chickendance

Chucky Cheese

A birthday classic.

Bull’s Eye Axe Throwing

This is a great teen or older kid party option.

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Zap Zone

Endless hours of fun.

District 5

Jump the day away with this party to remember.

Extreme Fun

This enclosed area of fun makes parties fun for all because the kids have a blast and the parents are as stress free as possible. Leaving us more time to chat and watch our kids having a great time together.

Fun Tyme

All ages fun here! They offer different packages and options.

Potter Park Zoo

Dinosaur and Savannah Themed Party Packages. An epic day awaits!

Play East Lansing

Have the cutest little party at the cutest little place! Experience themes like princess tea parties, super hero , mad hatter and more!

Sports Party Planning Places in Lansing Michigan and Beyond

Prices and times often change – call for $ details. 

Red Cedar Gymnastics

You’ll rotate through different stations, flipping into the foam pit, jumping on trampolines, and more.


Regular and Ninja Zone party options mean you’ll have something fun for any kid!

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East Lansing Aquatic Center

Give the kids an amazing day and have an area designated for your groups celebrating needs.

Gold Fish Swim School

As a kid I always thought swimming parties are the best parties but my birthday is in the winter. I wish they would have been around when I was a kid.

Suburban Ice

No matter the time of year, this is always a blast!

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Water Parks and Water Play

For endless hours of free fun!


Pools, fun, and party options galore! Check out their overnight fun.


Let the YMCA take the stress away with their party planning.

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Where do you Party? Do you have a Place We should Add to Our List?

We are better together! What should we add to our list that you’ve been to and found amazing? Have a blast at your next party, Lansing.